The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 15 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 316 185 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.10% 5.93% 5.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.06% 18.71% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 103 82
Average daily rate
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£400 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 £37.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.69% +15.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1261 989 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.31% 31.70% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 558 384
Average daily rate £363 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £413 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.06 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £41.34 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +17 153 £425 +6.25% 41
Manchester -4 86 £394 +19.31% 76
Lancashire +15 48 £375 -9.09% 13
Merseyside -14 8 £300 -27.27% 4
Cumbria - 2 £505 - 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 307 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (27.59%) Spring
2 176 (27.59%) Oracle
3 168 (26.33%) HTML
4 166 (26.02%) JavaScript
5 149 (23.35%) SQL
6 147 (23.04%) J2EE
6 147 (23.04%) Web Services
7 140 (21.94%) TDD
8 134 (21.00%) Linux
9 133 (20.85%) XML
10 112 (17.55%) Finance
11 95 (14.89%) Scrum
12 90 (14.11%) Hibernate
13 85 (13.32%) .NET
14 84 (13.17%) CSS
14 84 (13.17%) MongoDB
15 83 (13.01%) UNIX
16 81 (12.70%) REST
17 80 (12.54%) JSON
18 76 (11.91%) SOAP
19 75 (11.76%) Software Engineering
20 74 (11.60%) JUnit
21 72 (11.29%) OO
22 67 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
23 66 (10.34%) Maven
24 65 (10.19%) Git (software)
25 62 (9.72%) HTTP
26 58 (9.09%) Windows
26 58 (9.09%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 46 (7.21%) Tomcat
3 37 (5.80%) JBoss
4 30 (4.70%) Node.js
5 21 (3.29%) WebLogic
6 19 (2.98%) Apache
7 17 (2.66%) Confluence
8 15 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.04%) IIS
10 12 (1.88%) SharePoint
11 10 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
12 9 (1.41%) nginx
12 9 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.41%) Jetty
13 7 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
13 7 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.94%) Liferay
15 5 (0.78%) CMS
16 4 (0.63%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (0.47%) MS Office
2 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.16%) SAP PLM
8 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
3 26 (4.08%) IaaS
4 8 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.10%) Google App Engine
5 7 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.94%) PaaS
7 5 (0.78%) SaaS
8 2 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.16%) Route 53
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Boomi
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.72%) HTTP
2 35 (5.49%) Internet
3 15 (2.35%) DHCP
4 14 (2.19%) SSL
5 12 (1.88%) Network Security
5 12 (1.88%) DNS
6 10 (1.57%) FTP
7 9 (1.41%) AMQP
7 9 (1.41%) ATM
7 9 (1.41%) SSH
8 8 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.25%) IPsec
9 7 (1.10%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.78%) SNMP
11 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.47%) VPN
12 2 (0.31%) SMTP
12 2 (0.31%) Extranet
12 2 (0.31%) iBeacon
13 1 (0.16%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.17%) MongoDB
2 53 (8.31%) Oracle Database
3 50 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 46 (7.21%) Big Data
5 41 (6.43%) Hadoop
6 36 (5.64%) NoSQL
7 31 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (4.55%) MySQL
9 27 (4.23%) SQL Server
10 25 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (3.29%) RDBMS
11 21 (3.29%) Neo4j
12 17 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (1.72%) DB2
16 7 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
16 7 (1.10%) Informix
17 5 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 74 (11.60%) JUnit
2 66 (10.34%) Maven
3 65 (10.19%) Git (software)
4 43 (6.74%) Ant
4 43 (6.74%) JIRA
5 42 (6.58%) Subversion
6 39 (6.11%) Eclipse
7 38 (5.96%) Cucumber
8 37 (5.80%) Selenium
9 28 (4.39%) Jenkins
10 23 (3.61%) Gradle
11 11 (1.72%) Mockito
12 10 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.57%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.25%) Hudson
14 7 (1.10%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.10%) WebDriver
14 7 (1.10%) IntelliJ
14 7 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
14 7 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 112 (17.55%) Finance
2 55 (8.62%) Banking
3 11 (1.72%) Retail
4 6 (0.94%) Games
4 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.47%) Military
7 2 (0.31%) Marketing
7 2 (0.31%) Electronics
7 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.16%) Law
8 1 (0.16%) Legal
8 1 (0.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.16%) Avionics
8 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 400 (62.70%) Developer
2 249 (39.03%) Java Developer
3 90 (14.11%) Architect
4 58 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 36 (5.64%) Senior Developer
6 29 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 19 (2.98%) Consultant
8 18 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
9 16 (2.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 14 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (2.04%) Analyst
11 13 (2.04%) Software Engineer
12 12 (1.88%) Software Developer
12 12 (1.88%) iOS Developer
13 11 (1.72%) Digital Architect
13 11 (1.72%) Digital Technical Architect
13 11 (1.72%) AWS Developer
14 10 (1.57%) Technical Leader
14 10 (1.57%) Lead Developer
14 10 (1.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (27.59%) Spring
2 168 (26.33%) HTML
3 147 (23.04%) J2EE
3 147 (23.04%) Web Services
4 133 (20.85%) XML
5 90 (14.11%) Hibernate
6 85 (13.32%) .NET
7 84 (13.17%) CSS
8 81 (12.70%) REST
9 80 (12.54%) JSON
10 76 (11.91%) SOAP
11 57 (8.93%) AngularJS
12 53 (8.31%) jQuery
13 47 (7.37%) RESTful
14 42 (6.58%) Spring MVC
15 41 (6.43%) Java EE
16 37 (5.80%) XSLT
16 37 (5.80%) JSP
17 36 (5.64%) WSDL
18 35 (5.49%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.31%) Open Source
2 34 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.29%) Visualisation
4 14 (2.19%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.57%) User Experience
6 10 (1.57%) Telematics
7 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.25%) Online Banking
8 8 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.94%) EMV
10 5 (0.78%) iPad
10 5 (0.78%) Chip Card
11 4 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.63%) DataPower
11 4 (0.63%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 134 (21.00%) Linux
2 83 (13.01%) UNIX
3 58 (9.09%) Windows
4 32 (5.02%) Android
5 28 (4.39%) Apple iOS
6 27 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (2.98%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.41%) AIX
9 7 (1.10%) MVS
9 7 (1.10%) VME
10 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.47%) HPUX
11 3 (0.47%) Solaris
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (21.94%) TDD
3 95 (14.89%) Scrum
4 75 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 72 (11.29%) OO
6 67 (10.50%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (8.78%) E-Commerce
8 52 (8.15%) BDD
9 51 (7.99%) MVC
10 46 (7.21%) Configuration Management
11 42 (6.58%) Unit Testing
11 42 (6.58%) OOP
12 40 (6.27%) SOA
13 35 (5.49%) Waterfall
14 34 (5.33%) DevOps
15 33 (5.17%) Test Scripting
16 31 (4.86%) Kanban
17 28 (4.39%) Project Management
17 28 (4.39%) Responsive Web Design
17 28 (4.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 166 (26.02%) JavaScript
2 149 (23.35%) SQL
3 51 (7.99%) Scala
4 47 (7.37%) Python
5 44 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 31 (4.86%) Ruby
7 28 (4.39%) C++
8 26 (4.08%) R
9 22 (3.45%) C#
10 21 (3.29%) Objective-C
10 21 (3.29%) Perl
11 20 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.35%) XPath
13 13 (2.04%) PHP
14 11 (1.72%) XQuery
15 10 (1.57%) Groovy
15 10 (1.57%) C
16 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.78%) Go
17 5 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.86%) Degree
3 23 (3.61%) DV Cleared
3 23 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.88%) ISEB
5 10 (1.57%) HND
5 10 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CCA
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.16%) MCPD
7 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.66%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (1.88%) Docker
2 10 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.25%) Xen
4 4 (0.63%) Squid
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.31%) Varnish
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (4.23%) Puppet
3 23 (3.61%) StatsD
4 8 (1.25%) TIBCO Hawk
4 8 (1.25%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.94%) Ansible
6 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.31%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.16%) yum
9 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 176 (27.59%) Oracle
2 27 (4.23%) IBM
3 26 (4.08%) Red Hat
4 25 (3.92%) Tableau
5 24 (3.76%) Citrix
6 23 (3.61%) Teradata
7 22 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 22 (3.45%) TIBCO
8 21 (3.29%) Apigee
8 21 (3.29%) Mashery
9 14 (2.19%) SAP
10 12 (1.88%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.72%) VMware
12 10 (1.57%) HP
13 9 (1.41%) Informatica
14 8 (1.25%) Google
15 7 (1.10%) JD Edwards
16 6 (0.94%) Sybase
16 6 (0.94%) Talend
16 6 (0.94%) hybris
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